Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday his country can "control" the U.S. drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down, Venezuelan state TV reported.
"There are people here who can control this spy plane, surely we can analyze this plane too," Ahmadinejad told VTV.¬† "The systems of Iran are as advanced as this system."
President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States has asked Iran to return the drone aircraft that Iran claims it recently brought down in Iranian territory.
"We've asked for it back. We'll see how the Iranians respond," Obama said.
Ahmadinejad comments to VTV seemed to suggest that Iran did not have plans to return the aircraft.